Installing Cytoscape 3.2 on Mac OSX Snow Leopard (10.6.8)
Cytoscape 3.2 requires Java 7 to run. Unfortunately Java 7 is not officially available for Snow Leopard (10.6.8). We found a version of Java 7 (Update 25) that works with Mac OS X 10.6.8. Note, later versions of Java 7 do not work on OS X 10.6.8 even if you manage to install them.
Install Java 7
Download the modified Java 7 (Update 25) package from here - this version will allow you install Java 7 even though it is technically not supported.
- Install Java 7.
Set your Java Home as described here : heading:Java 6 used on Mac, even with Java 7 installed
verify that you are now using Java 7. Open a terminal window (Applications -> Utilities -> Terminal , Run the command "java -version")
MacPro:~$java -version java version "1.7.0_25" Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.7.0_25-b15) Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 23.25-b01, mixed mode)
Download Cytoscape 3.2
Download Cytoscape 3.2 from here Currently this link is set to RC3 link. Once 3.2 is released need to update link
Download file cytoscape-3.2.0.tar.gz (Can't download the DMG for Mac because it too has a restriction on it requiring minimally OS X version 10.7.3)
- Double click on file to unzip and extract contents.
Copy cytoscape-unix-3.2.0 and paste into Applications directory.
Launching Cytoscape 3.2
- Launch Cytoscape from command line
* Open a terminal window (Applications -> Utilities -> Terminal * Run ''/Applications/cytoscape-unix-3.2.0/cytoscape.sh''